100 Best Enthusiasm Quotes To Motivate You

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When we feel a strong sense of excitement because all of our feelings are active in anticipation leading up to an event, we may call that mixture enthusiasm.

Different people show their enthusiasm in different ways. Some get excited and have a wide toothy grin when the event is approaching, while some will try to speak loudly or fast or smile and laugh.

We all have a physical reaction to express our emotions. We may do so consciously or unconsciously, but it is there. It is quite correct that nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. If you have the enthusiasm inside you, you can succeed at almost anything.

Enthusiasm is one such emotion that is difficult to put in words sometimes, but we can recognize it quickly when we observe the people around us. There is an element of expectation, which is a part of enthusiasm. When we expect an event to happen, we feel a palpable sense of happiness and positivity, which translates to enthusiasm just before the event. It is like giving an exam well and waiting patiently for the results to be in our favor. Or preparing for a project meticulously and then watching it become acceptable to others. There are many ways in which enthusiasm can be expressed. Even in our silences, our body language will indicate our enthusiasm if we observe closely. Some enthusiasm quotes might help you understand the feeling deeply.

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Best Enthusiasm Quotes

We are sometimes enthusiastic and optimistic about life in general. This attitude may make us face difficult situations with ease and gratitude. The zest for life is by far the best feeling of enthusiasm we can express and live for.  After all, life is meaningless without enthusiasm. Here are some enthusiasm for life quotes along with some truly motivating passionate quotes.

Enthusiasm gives you a reason to push yourself further.

1. “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

- Steve Maraboli, ‘Unapologetically You: Reflections On Life And The Human Experience.’

2. “It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

3. “I’m more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.”

- Seymour Simon.

4. “Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.”

- Henry David Thoreau, ‘A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers.’

5. Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”

- Gordon Parks.

6. “Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”

- Norman Vincent Peale.

7. “I wept because I was re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I was once again a child, and nothing in the world could cause me harm.”

- Paulo Coelho, ‘The Pilgrimage.’

8. “...excuse my enthusiasm or rather madness, for I am really drunk with intellectual vision whenever I take a pencil or graver into my hand.”

- William Blake.

9. “None of the people have any real interest in a science, who only begin to be enthusiastic about it when they themselves have made discoveries in it.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche, ‘Human, All Too Human: A Book For Free Spirits .’

10. “Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for Action, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence , Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!”

- Pablo.

11. “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

-  Samuel Ullman.

12. “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

- Alexander Hamilton.

13. “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.”

- Walter Chrysler.

14. "The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed."

- Gordon Parks

15. Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.”

- David Seabury.

16. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on the real world all rests on perseverance.”

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

17. “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.”

- Charles Schwab.

18. “Willie Mays could throw better, and Hank Aaron could hit more home runs. But I’ve got enthusiasm. I’ve got desire. I’ve got hustle. Those are God-given talents, too.”

- Pete Rose.

19. “If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”

- Bruce Barton.

20. “When it comes to casual clothing, my enthusiasm for clothes starts to waver.”

- Bill Nighy.

21. "I was once ask if a big business man ever reached his objective. I replied that if a man ever reached his objective he was not a big business man."

- Charles Schwab.

22. “If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”

- Norman Vincent Peale.

23. “Enthusiasm is the foundation of a Pleasing Personality, and you must have such a personality in order to influence others to cooperate with you.”

- Napoleon Hill, ‘The Law Of Success: In Sixteen Lessons.’

24. Enthusiasm does not come easy to everyone; sometimes, it is not for lack of trying, but we simply are not all naturally optimistic people. However, while negative feelings are as valid as positive ones, they can really take over our lives and harm us, in the long run.”

- Lucy Stanmore, ‘Enthusiasm 101.’

25. “The enthusiastic person will find ways around any setbacks, they may fall down, but they are quick to stand up again.”

- Catherine Pulsifer.

Fantastic Enthusiastic Quotes

There is a thin line between enthusiasm and over-excitement or over-expectation, which we must always realize. In over-enthusiasm, we may forget what the other person is feeling, and we must always be careful about spreading a positive vibe with enthusiasm. Here are some quotes about being enthusiastic along with quotations on enthusiasm for you to read.

Enthusiasm can manifest in various forms.

26. “An old dog can learn new tricks. If your enthusiasm has lost its vitality, do everything possible to revive it.”

- Don McArt, ‘The Mental Makeover.’

27. “Finding a way to cultivate enthusiasm for your work may be one of the most beneficial things for you to do in regards to boosting productivity.”

- Noel N.

28. “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.”

- Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

29. “It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

30. “Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms - you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.”

- Unknown*.

31. “Enthusiasm is contagious.  Be a carrier.”

- Susan Rabin.

32. “Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.”

- John Christian Bovee.

33. “Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.”

- Benjamin Disraeli.

34. “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.”

- Dale Carnegie.

35. “Cash can buy, but it takes enthusiasm to sell.”

- Dale Carnegie.

36. “You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.”

- Clarence Day.

37. “Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.”

- Steve Droke.

38. “No matter how carefully you plan your goals, they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.”

- W. Clement Stone.

39. “If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.”

- David Ambrose.

40. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower.

41. “You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars.”

- Henry Ford.

42. “Ask yourself what makes you come alive.”

- Howard Thurman.

43. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill.

44. “One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.”

- E. M. Forster.

45. “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

- Benjamin Franklin.

46. “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

- Nelson Mandela.

47. Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all you might.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

48. “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.”

- Walter Chrysler.

49. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

- Steve Irwin.

50. “I’m looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion.”

- Mike Krzyzewski.

Passion Quotes And Enthusiasm Quotes

We may not feel the same degree of enthusiasm about a particular event as the others, which is okay. The emotions we experience are not the same at all times. And there is no measurement for them too. Here are some more enthusiasm quotes.

51. “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

52. “If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue.”

- Wayne Dyer.

53. “It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.”

- Walter Annenberg.

54. “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”

- W. Clement Stone.

55. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

- Dale Carnegie.

56. “Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

57. “Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting – it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.”

- Bo Bennett.

58. “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”

- Aldous Huxley.

59. “When the technique doesn’t arrive at the best level, arrive with your heart, with head, with enthusiasm, with passion, with work.”

- Antonio Conte.

60. “I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur.”

- Edmund Hillary.

61. “Enthusiasm moves the world.”

- Arthur Balfour.

62. "Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.”

- Pele.

63. “Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.”

- William Howard Taft.

64. “Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

65. “Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.”

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

66. “Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.”

- Edgar Allan Poe.

67. “Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence.”

- Dada Vaswani.

68. “True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.”

- Charlotte Bronte.

69. “Enthusiasm just creates bubbles; it doesn’t keep them from popping.”

- Adora Svitak.

70. “Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.”

- Murray Gell-Mann.

71. “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.”

- Michael Jordan.

72. “True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.”

- Mia Hamm.

73. “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”

- Adam Smith, ‘The Wealth Of Nations.’

74. "Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”

- Christian Dior.

75. “But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.”

- George Eliot, ‘Middlemarch: A Study Of Provincial Life.’  

Famous Enthusiasm Quotes

Initially, the word enthusiasm was associated with religious believes and prayers. Socrates also thought that the inspiration for poets is a form of enthusiasm too. Here are some more enthusiasm quotes for your inspiration.

76. “Be interesting, be enthusiastic...and don’t talk too much.”

- Norman Vincent Peale.

77. “Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”

- Norman Vincent Peale.

78. “Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”

- Anne Sexton.

79. “The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.”

- William Osler.

80. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

- Harper Lee, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’

81. “Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you.”

- Peale.

82. “If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”

- Lombardi.

83. “Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.”

- Goldsmith.

84. “With his optimism and with the new enthusiasm that a new coach always brings, I think he can take it to the championship level, and I will be surprised if he doesn’t win the championship. Not that it will be easy, but he’s a very talented individual.”

- Holtz.

85. “The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.”

- Johnson.

86. “Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm.”

- Emerson.

87. “Five years ago we were seen as mavericks. Now there is a sense of validation and growing enthusiasm from an increasing number of international researchers who view fat as a potentially valuable therapeutic resource.”

- Katz.

88. “Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.”

- Archbold.

89. “If the numbers don’t do too much to curb the dollar’s latent enthusiasm, then I think we’re looking to consolidate a little bit with gold, and silver to follow.”

- Quinn.

90. “We were all impressed with the quality of their work and, perhaps more importantly, their enthusiasm to learn and work for as long as it took.”

- Baker.

91. “Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”

- Edward George.

92. “Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton Practice being excited.”

- Bill Foster.

93. “There is a melancholy which accompanies all enthusiasm.”

- Lord Shaftesbury.

94. “Enthusiasm is the intoxication of earnestness.”

- Alphonse De Lamartine.

95. “There is eloquence in true enthusiasm.”

- Edgar Allan Poe.

96. “All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.”

- William Ellery Channing.

97. “Enthusiasm is the fever of reason.”

- Victor Hugo.

98. “Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honour, cannot exist without sin.”

- Desiderius Erasmus.

99. “To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.”

- Tryon Edwards.

100. “Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly.”

- Mignon McLaughlin.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for enthusiasm quotes, then why not take a look at keep going quotes or good vibes quotes.


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